Growing Up Santa Fe
I am one of the fortunate ones to say that I am born and raised in Santa Fe! My roots run deep in Santa Fe soil! In my early childhood I lived off of Agua Fria Street down the hill from my grandparents in an area populated mostly by family. My father, who came from Kentucky built our adobe house with help from my uncle, and friends and neighbors. They dug the soil and made the adobe bricks by hand.
Later, after couple of moves, my parents bought a house on West Alameda which they added to over the years. We had chickens and rabbits, the neighbors had horses and goats and my father had plenty of room for his garden. We grew up with abundant fresh produce, canned vegetables and fruit, and the “elbow room” my father craved.
Our house was only 3 miles from The Plaza and less than a half a mile from the Santa Fe River! It was a short romp across the river and up the hill to my grandparent’s house. Family was always the center of our life so having my grandparents that close meant so much!